While all of Utah is beautiful, we have a soft spot for the Beehive State’s diverse towns. Each is so unique and many have something really surprising to offer. We wrote about a lot of Utah’s little gems during 2016, and now we’ve compiled this list of all of them just for you. Make plans now to get out and visit each one in 2017.
Click on the name of each town to see our article with all the details.
Price, Carbon County
Price has a rich, interesting mining history. Visit to see some of its historic buildings, take in some vast, sweeping views and stop by for the Greek Festival.
Corrine, Box Elder County
While many of Utah's towns were founded by Mormon pioneers, Corinne has a quite different history. Take a look at our article to learn more about this Utah outlier!
Park City, Summit County
Park City is one of Utah's towns that still has that Western flavor. Of course, it's a world-class destination for skiing and the Sundance Film Festival, but it also has lots to do during summer months, too.
Ogden, Weber County
Do you know which Utah town is the oldest? If you said Ogden, you're right - Miles Goodyear built his cabin here in 1845 - before Mormon pioneers arrived in the valley. Today's Ogden has so much to offer, from outdoor recreation to great shopping, restaurants and sports.
Richfield, Sevier County
Richfield gets our vote for one of Utah's most charming small towns. Its adorable Main Street, Carnegie Library and LDS Tabernacle are just a few of the reasons to make a trip to this cute town.
Logan, Cache County
Logan is the home of Utah State University, and it's also nestled into one of the most beautiful valleys in the state. Plan a weekend trip here so you can hike to Wind Cave, see the Logan Tabernacle, wander through the shops on Main Street and enjoy some of Logan's best restaurants (oh, and don't forget to stop by the creamery for some Aggie Ice Cream!)
Frisco, Beaver County
Frisco was once a vibrant mining town - now it's one of Utah's creepiest (and most interesting) ghost towns. Bring your camera, too; this town is picturesque.
Moab, Grand County
We love Moab. Not only is it a drop-dead gorgeous place, but there's tons to do here! You could spend a lifetime exploring Arches National park and the surrounding area. Check out Main Street, too - you'll find galleries, shops and lots of great dining.
Kamas, Summit County
The residents of Kamas might just be the luckiest in the state - they're sitting right at the gateway of the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway. Does it get more gorgeous than this part of Utah?
St. George, Washington County
We featured St. George as one of Utah's best places to retire, but it's got something to offer for Utahns of every age. It's nice and warm during Utah's colder months, has several world-class golf courses and is close to several national and state parks.
Kanab, Kane County
Kanab is famous as Utah's Little Hollywood, and there's also plenty of outdoor recreation around this little town of less than 5,000 people.
Helper, Carbon County
Helper is Utah's Christmas Town, and for good reason. Visit next December for the parades, lights and events.
Latuda, Carbon County
Latuda is a little ghost town in Carbon county. Once a booming mining town, now it's deserted...and some believe that it's haunted by the "White Lady of Latuda."
Midway, Wasatch County
Midway was settled by Swiss immigrants, and still has a lot of that Swiss influence. The little town also has plenty to do - from snorkeling in the Crater at The Homestead to hiking to watching sheep dogs chase sheep at the annual Soldier Hollow Classic, you'll definitely want to plan an entire weekend here.
We still have a lot of Utah towns to feature in articles! Tell us about your favorite Utah town – maybe we’ll write about it next.